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BVRio announces 2020 Goals at “Sustainable Wood for a Sustainable World”

Rio de Janeiro, 1 November 2017 – Yesterday, BVRio announced its 2020 targets at the “Sustainable Wood for a Sustainable World” Global Meeting, held in the FAO headquarters, in Rome, Italy. The “Sustainable Wood for a Sustainable World” Global Meeting is set up to promote the benefits from sustainable wood value chains to sustainable development and highlighting the issues affecting their[…]

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New version of BVRio Due Diligence and Risk Assessment System

Washington, 18 October 2017 – Today, BVRio launched the new version of it’s Due Diligence and Risk Assessment System at the “Forest Legality Initiative Week 2017“. A powerful new system and functionalities   1) Conduct timber due diligence following EU TR regulation 2) Supply chain map and assessment of timber lots   3) Risk assessment of suppliers and supply chain[…]

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Jakarta Responsible Timber Trading Workshop

Roundtable discussion on the use of an online trading platform to increase market access of responsible (i.e., legal and sustainable) timber products from Indonesia, and support the FLEGT Action Plan September 2017 – The Indonesian Ecolabel Institute (LEI), Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Indonesia, Landscape Indonesia, the Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation (IFCC), and BVRio Environmental Exchange convened a workshop on 18 September in Jakarta to explore how[…]

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This September BVRio travels to Chengdu & Shanghai

Introducing the Responsible Timber Exchange to global timber traders in China 3 – 10 September: Chengdu BVRio will be at the 7th Global Wood Trade China Conference in Chengdu to introduce the Responsible Timber Exchange platform, the due diligence and risk assessment system and its trading activities to major importers, distributers and traders of timber and timber products in China. The 7th Global[…]

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How you can use the ‘Guide for Assessing Compliance with the Forest Code in commodity supply chains’, by Roberta del Giudice

Brazil has rules for the use of rural properties that have the potential to make Brazilian agricultural production sustainable, both regarding the conservation of natural vegetation and inputs for the production itself, such as water and soil quality. Although, these rules for the use of rural properties have been established since the 19th Century, and[…]

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Recommendation of the Brazilian Coalition to promote legal and sustainable tropical forest management in Brazi

Brazil has today more than 300 million hectares of natural forests in the Amazon region, but less than three million hectares are sustainably managed. There are huge challenges in terms of conservation and the country has the highest annual rate of conversion of terrestrial ecosystems in the world. The Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and[…]

BVRio promotes timber from the Tapajós’ community forestry project

On the banks of the Tapajós River, in Pará, Cooperativa Mista da FLONA Tapajós (COOMFLONA) is a community forestry project that works with sustainable timber extraction in the Amazon. Since 2003, the initiative has been operating in the region and today employs 150 “managers” – as workers in this segment are known. The yearly production[…]

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BVRio launch of the Responsible Timber Exchange – information for journalists

Rio de Janeiro, 23 November 2016 – BVRio Environmental Exchange (www.bvrio.org/timber) launched today the Responsible Timber Exchange (www.bvrio.com/madeira/negocio/negocio/lista.do), a trading platform to assist traders and buyers of timber in sourcing legal or certified products from all over the world. The platform is integrated with a Due Diligence and Risk Assessment System, to facilitate the screening[…]